Are you exploring careers? Are you thinking about becoming a veterinary technician? Are you looking for a college in Texas that offers a Vet Tech two year training program? Here are a few Texas schools that have veterinary technology programs. All of these schools are accredited by the AVMA.
Midland College, located in Midland about two hours south of Lubbock, has a fantastic program. It is a two year educational track that provides “skills and concepts consistent with the Certified Veterinary Technician Educators Association (CVETA) guidelines.” Classes include veterinary anatomy and physiology, veterinary radiology, chemistry, and more. You will participate in clinicals, as with all vet tech training programs. To visit the school’s website, and read more about the program, please click here.
Palo Alto College
Another AVMA accredited vet tech program is Palo Alto College, located in San Antonio. It was started in 1996 and received full accreditation in 2004.They accept about 50 students per year. Students will participate in trips to local wildlife centers, animal hospitals, the San Antonio Zoo and more. To learn more about the program and selection process, visit the website here.
McLennan Community College
A third program to consider is McLennan Community College. It is a 72 hour program that is usually completed within six semesters, however you have up to five years to finish it. It’s mission is to “prepare the student to be an asset to a veterinary practice, biomedical research facility, agricultural industry or other animal care and/or treatment facility by providing effective academic course work, classroom training and hands-on animal care and handling experience.” They accept a maximum of 30 students per year. McLennan Community College is located in Waco. Visit their site here to learn about the program.
Cedar Valley College
A fourth school, which has both an on-campus program and distance-learning school, is Cedar Valley College. It is located in Lancaster, which is south of Downtown Dallas. It has been fully accredited since 1978. It is an associated degree program that consists of 72 hours of study. They also have a veterinary assistant certificate program. To learn more about the campus based program click here. You can read about the distance learning program here.
Lonestar College, located near Houston in The Woodlands, also has an accredited Veterinary Technician program. It has been help aspiring vet tech’s succeed since 1988. It has a 99.8% passage rate on the state and national board examination. About 48 students are accepted each year. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit the website here.
These are five accredited Veterinarian Technician programs in Texas and are worth considering if you aspire to become a vet tech. Read “The Role of the Veterinary Technician” for more details on this career choice.
If you haven’t decided on a career path yet, and are still exploring your options, please read “Jobs in the Medical Field Without a Bachelor’s Degree” and “Jobs that Pay at Least Ten Dollars an Hour.” You might also take a look at “Jobs that Pay More than $100,000 a Year” and “How to Decide on a College Major: Tips for Choosing a Career Path.”
Best wishes as you make decision for your future. Happy Learning!